- Suomeksi -
The Linguistic Association of Finland
Suomen kielitieteellinen yhdistys

SYNTACTIC FUNCTIONS - FOCUS ON THE PERIPHERY

Symposium to be held in Helsinki, November 14-15, 2003


PROGRAMME

Thursday, November 13, 2003
18.00-20.00 Registration and Get-together
lobby, ground floor

Friday, November 14, 2003
8.00-9.00 Registration
lobby, ground floor
9.00-9.15 Opening
9.15-10.15 Plenum: Vilkuna, Maria: On expletive subjects and topics in Finnish
room 104
10.15-10.45 Poster presentations
room 104
Session I
room 104room 505
10.45-11.15 Alm, Maria: The pre-front field of spoken German: the functions of the German word "also" Lewis, Heather, Toivonen, Ida & Kearns, Kate: The grammatical function of WITH-themes in English
11.15-11.45 Lindstöm, Jan & Karlsson, Susanna: Center or periphery? verb-first declaratives as a syntactic and interactional resource in (spoken) Swedish Rostila, Jouni: From parallel predications to prepositional objects and progressive constructions: The grammaticalization of an economical strategy of expression
11.45-12.15 De Clerck, Bernard: The syntactic and pragmatic analysis of let’s in present-day British and American English
12.15-12.45 Sinnemäki, Kaius: Critical view on Hypotactic clauses and embedded clauses
12.45-14.00 LUNCH
Session II
room 104room 505
14.00-14.30 Vainikka, Anne: Adverb movement in English and Finnish Leisiö, Larisa: Discourse particles in Nganasan
14.30-15.00 Bonami, Oliver & Godard, Daniele: Incidentally, there are (almost) no adjuncts in the left periphery in French Jansons, Airi: An overlapping area of the pragmatic particle and adverb: ‘siis’ and ‘nüüd’ in spoken Estonian
15.00-15.30 Nemvalts, Peep: Reconsidering syntactic functions – Estonian example Fernandez-Vest, M. M. Jocelyne: Are discourse particles peripheral to syntax ?
15.30-16.00 Coffee and posters
hall, fifth floor
Session III
room 104room 505
16.00-16.30 Tragel, Ilona: On the syntactic function(s) of the Estonian Serial Construction Saari, Rami: Maltese “ilu”: The only postposition in a language of prepositions?
16.30-17.00 Klumpp, Gerson: Via Grammaticalization into the Periphery and Back to the Core: Main Verbs and their Aspectual Auxiliaries Kabak, Baris: Adjunct clauses headed by postpositive markers in Turkish [pdf-version]
17.00-17.30 Schmidt, Christopher: The syntactic function of converbs in Japanese Sepper, Maria-Maren: On the development of referring adpositions on the basis of verbum dicendi in standard written Estonian
17.30-18.00 Hennoste, Tiit: Verb or particle? Estonian kuule 'hear', oota 'wait', vaata 'look' at the beginning of the utterance Nielsen, Marina: The syntactic function of the word ‘coup’ in French nominal compositions of the type coup de N and coup de SN
19.30- Conference dinner
restaurant Kolme Kruunua (address: Liisankatu 5)

Saturday, November 15, 2003
9.00-10.00 Plenum: Lehmann, Christian: Cognitive roles, participant roles and syntactic relations
room 104
Session IV
room 104room 505
10.00-10.30 Leuschner, Torsten: Some Diachronic Aspects of Nonspecific Free Relatives in German and Dutch Migette, Christiane: Syntactic function(s) of clauses or phrases introduced by assuming
10.30-11.00 Valovics, Richard: Extraposed relative clauses Helin, Irmeli: Evidentiality in Finnish and German
11.00-11.15 Break
Session V
room 104room 505
11.15-11.45 Etxepare, Ricardo: On the grammatical realisation of speech events: quotative que in Spanish Chen, Pao-yu: Focus System in Kavalan: A Pragmatic Perspective
11.45-12.15 Lombardi Vallauri, Edoardo: Grammaticalization of syntactic incompleteness: Italian unembedded conditionals Aboh, Enoch O.: On the right peripheral typing morphemes: The case of negation in Gbe (Kwa) [pdf-version]
12.15-12.45 Laury, Ritva & Seppänen, Eeva-Leena: Et(tä)-clauses in spoken Finnish: their syntax, prosody and interactional function
12.45-13.15 Newmeyer, Frederick: 'Peripheral' grammatical relations in English: theoretical implications of non-DP subjects and objects
13.15-14.45 LUNCH
Session VI
room 104room 505
14.45-15.15 Visapää, Laura: To be or not to be? – On the degree of marginality of infinitive constructions without a finite verb Rosenbach, Anette: On the squishy borderline between determination and modification in English
15.15-15.45 Rusakov, Alexander, Rusakova, Marina & Say, Sergey: Do syntactic relations really exist? Three case studies in support of the (Radical) Construction Grammar approach Struckmeier, Volker: Sentential properties of attributive structures in German
15.45-16.30 Coffee and posters
hall, fifth floor
Session VII
room 104room 505
16.30-17.00 Barđdal, Jóhanna & Eythórsson, Thórhallur: Oblique Subjects: A Germanic Inheritance! Ekaterina Gruzdeva: On syntactic definition of finiteness: evidence from Nivkh
17.00-17.30 Carrilho, Ernestina: Expletives beyond the subject in a Null Subject Language Itkonen, Esa: An inflectional system with optional and interchangeable endings
17.30-17.45 Closing
room 104


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